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Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   12-07-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By GavinHope
Hello all, thanks to all those who have come...

Hello all,

thanks to all those who have come to take a look. Also - sorry to anyone who couldn't access the site - the web hosting company had a half day of down time, so sorry about that.

The...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   12-05-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By GavinHope
Win $250 to spend on snowboard gear...

Hello all,

just wanted to let you know about a pretty good competition that's running on the afterbang website until this Friday, 9th December.

It's been setup by Dogfunk - the winner gets a...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   11-06-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By GavinHope
Thanks for the info! Will try to get Sydney...

Thanks for the info!

Will try to get Sydney Anstine!

Cheers,
Gavin
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   10-31-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By GavinHope
Thanks for the help guys!

Thanks for the help guys!
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   10-31-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By GavinHope
Recommend lessons for beginners in Breckenridge?

Hey,

a group of us are snowboarding in Breckenridge, in January. One or two of the group will need beginner lessons when they're there. Can anyone recommend a good instructor/school?

Cheers
Forum: Boards   10-06-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By GavinHope
Thanks guys. Looking forward to demo'ing the...

Thanks guys.

Looking forward to demo'ing the Evo. Have considered the K2 WWW for a while now, and the Rome Artefact too. I tried a Volkl Squad ages ago - used to own the "flex 4" variety and...
Forum: Boards   10-05-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By GavinHope
Jib Stick - personal recommendations?

Hey all,

thinking about hooking up a jib stick. Probably demo'ing the Never Summer Evo and I've got the option to get a deal on the Ride Kink.

Just wondering what people's personal...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   10-05-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 69,066
Posted By GavinHope
Board: 2009 Lib Tech T.Rice Bindings: 2011...

Board: 2009 Lib Tech T.Rice
Bindings: 2011 Burton Missions
Boots: Way Old 32 Lashed (falling to bits)

Also got last seasons Capita Charlie Slasher just waiting to be unleashed on some deep pow!
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   09-29-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By GavinHope
I'm hooking it up on iTunes this weekend... ...

I'm hooking it up on iTunes this weekend...

will check out that other thread after I've watched it ;)
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   09-28-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,069
Posted By GavinHope
If I'm doing ok on a snowboard - I'll be getting...

If I'm doing ok on a snowboard - I'll be getting some sessions in on the skateboard too. Sucky weather so I'll have to find an indoor park.
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   09-28-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,069
Posted By GavinHope
I'm working up to snowboarding for the first time...

I'm working up to snowboarding for the first time in about 15 months, after a pretty nasty fracture of my femur. Hitting one of the indoor slopes in the UK on Friday - still not sure how my leg/hip...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-11-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,576
Posted By GavinHope
Yeah, landing on flat isn't going to help... but...

Yeah, landing on flat isn't going to help... but when you are landing, someone once told me to make the shape of a house with your legs - the two sides and the sloped roof.

My friend, he's a uk...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-11-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By GavinHope
I'm a programmer, working in the UK, writing...

I'm a programmer, working in the UK, writing desktop applications for medical institutes...

We have some people who work from home... if I were working from home, theoretically I could work from...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-07-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,684
Posted By GavinHope
I ride +15/-15. I like it to be exactly the...

I ride +15/-15.

I like it to be exactly the same both directions, because my aim is to be able to ride switch as well as I can regular.

I think the post above said that duck would help with...
Forum: Welcome New Riders And New Members   01-06-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By GavinHope
Hey, you made a good choice starting to...

Hey,

you made a good choice starting to snowboard! So do you live close to the mountains? If you're interested, I've started a page that (hopefully) helps people learning to snowboard...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-06-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,090
Posted By GavinHope
I've got the Heli Pro II and like it a lot. The...

I've got the Heli Pro II and like it a lot. The pockets for the avvy gear work nicely. Sorry, I don't have any experience of the DLX...

Good luck!
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-06-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,485
Posted By GavinHope
When it comes to equipment, if your goggles are...

When it comes to equipment, if your goggles are bad, I think it can ruin your shredding. If they're steaming up a lot and you can't see, you don't have much of a chance.

That doesn't mean that you...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-05-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By GavinHope
It sounds like you're ready to try the park -...

It sounds like you're ready to try the park - just don't pick a 40' jump or something for your first go :)
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-05-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,265
Posted By GavinHope
Do you mean to get a helmet that has room for a...

Do you mean to get a helmet that has room for a beanie underneath, in case the weather is really cold?

Personally, I prefer to wear my lid with nothing underneath. I've used it in really cold...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-05-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By GavinHope
Like Technine said, there aren't any hard and...

Like Technine said, there aren't any hard and fast rules.

You don't need to be able to ride switch, it will help, but you can work on your switch riding at the same time, cruising around on gentle...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-04-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,026
Posted By GavinHope
Steery is right, if you're thinking about...

Steery is right, if you're thinking about changing up your stance width, try riding with different options and get a feel for them. I wouldn't base my width purely on the indy grab though!

As for...
Forum: Boards   01-04-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By GavinHope
Hey biscuit, I haven't ridden the SB - but I...

Hey biscuit,

I haven't ridden the SB - but I do have a lib tech t.rice. I rate the lib tech boards a lot.

I haven't checked the weight range for the 156 SB - what is it? I'm 5'8" and weigh...
Forum: Boards   01-04-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,576
Posted By GavinHope
Hey, my brother is around 6' and a similar...

Hey,

my brother is around 6' and a similar weight, maybe a little lighter. For an all-mountain board, he would ride something in the region of 161 - 163. I guess. The best thing to do is look at a...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-04-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,833
Posted By GavinHope
I really like the Bern lids - there are some nice...

I really like the Bern lids - there are some nice lids from Pro-tec, and Smith too.
It's about time that I replaced my helmet - had it since 2004 I think!
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-04-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,265
Posted By GavinHope
Hey Empty V, like some of the others have...

Hey Empty V,

like some of the others have said - it's a personal choice. I wear a helmet in some situations, but not al. For example, I'll wear a lid if I'm riding the park, or shredding...
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